Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Beatrice. Will you go hear this news, signor?
Benedick. I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap and be buried in thy eyes; and moreover, I will go with thee to thy uncle's.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice and Benedick, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 2, l. 101-4.
Benedick's witty response to her question plays on "die" as referring to sexual orgasm, a common image in poetry of Shakespeare's age.